It has been a while since I did much regular posting. I've been reading a lot and jumping in with comments and thoughts when I have something to contribute, but thought I would share something that might encourage some of my fellow crohnies that we can function normally (ok, maybe not normally, but closer to normal) with this DD.
I have been in remission for about
a year and am feeling great. I am contemplating training to walk/run some 5K races later this year. Hoping it works into my schedule. The only downer with my life right now is that I have to have an abdominal hernia repaired and a revision of my abdominal incision in July. I think that will go pretty easily.
The biggest positive that I wanted to share is that I will be going on a mission trip from June 12-30 this summer. I am going with the AIA Men's Basketball team to Guatemala. I'm going as the team's athletic trainer and will also be assisting in the ministry efforts of the group. If your interested in following the trip, check out my Facebook page for it.
This disease sucks on its best days, but we can partake in the activities when given the opportunity. I fully understand that not everyone can have their disease go into remission and do things, but I'm very thankful that mine has. I believe that my flare in 2008 to get my attention and help me realize how much I was taking my health for granted and putting everything that I thought was important ahead of what was really important. In my case, I was putting my job and the athletes/coaches I work with ahead of my relationship with my family. In 2008, I was forced to take 2.5 months off work and was basically by myself at home for about
6 weeks of that (gives a guy a lot of time to re-evaluate priorities, trust me). I started to make changes in my mindset and have made those changes in my schedule that I feel are most important. I pray that everyone of us is able to experience remission, enjoy the "normal" activities of life, and eventually a complete healing when a cure for this disease is discovered.
Guess I've rambled on long enough. Just wanted to share some positive news as our world focuses so much on the negative most of the time.
I am sorry I had to edit some out due to it disclosing too much of your personal security info, especially when AIA is involved. Be safe!
Take care and good luck!
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